Thomson upgrades AutEx Fixed Income; strikes Boston exchange deal

Thomson upgrades AutEx Fixed Income; strikes Boston exchange deal

Thomson Financial has added new content and decision support tools to Thomson AutEx Fixed Income, its real-time network for aggregating subject bids and offerings in the institutional corporate bond marketplace.

Thomson AutEx FI 2.5 now provides an anonymous view of a single pool of commingled dealer inventory to determine trading opportunities and market dislocations, as well as the ability to search, sort and monitor inventory by security, industry or dealer. Target lists for tracking recent bids and offers can be created, and client portfolios uploaded to "match" current holdings against dealer inventory. In addition, clients now have the ability to send their portfolios directly to their sales coverage.

The platform provides real-time updates throughout the day and allows for sorting and filtering the inventory pool by dealer, sector, ticker, coupon, maturity, rating size, and/or cusip. Alerts can be set to track recent bids and offers, and to notify when activity matches a specific filter or message.

Currently, 125 buy side and 78 sell side firms use Thomson AutEx FI, with approximately 3000 issues and over $5 billion passing through the system every day says the vendor.

Seperately, Thomson has announced the roll out of its Equity ONE market data management service to the Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) Market Monitor, a street-level digital display of real-time financial data and news in the heart of Boston's financial district.

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